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Shred Down Austrian Masters 2016

Manuel Bernert. Photo: Ampand

Over the years, the Shred Down Austrian Masters have become a mandatory event in the Snowboard Freestyle scene, not only in Austria. Both the impressive performances and the unique experience on the mountain, as well as the legendary parties are memorable for all. In addition, the event being the Austrian Championships has been a big success.

‘The SHRED DOWN AUSTRIAN MASTERS have long moved beyond just a coming together of the national but also the international snowboard scene’ explains Rudi Kroell, former Overall Champion and Vice President of ‘die Ästhetiker’.

A special collaboration consisting of N.ASA, Boardplay and Ästhetiker, allowed two prestigious freestyle events to merge into a worthy overall project. The organizers have proven that also without big sponsorship deals and promotions there are ways and means to organize world-class events. Specifically, the annual perfect conditions, a high level of freestyle snowboarding and the good atmosphere among friends is motivating the masters of the past years to join the SDAM.

To offer young riders a good opportunity for advancement, there is this year for the second time the Super Grom Tour Tyrol, where the Tyrolean Freestyle Snowboard Youth titles are awarded. This is one of the ways for young Shredders to tune into the contest happenings. The winners of the Super Grom Tour Tyrol 2016 are invited to the Austrian championships, the Shred Down Austrian Masters 2016.

Lea Baumschlager. Photo: David Weinseisen

The SDAM 2016 Halfpipe and Big Air contest take place in the ‘K-Park’ in Kühtai / Innsbruck which is supervised by the Air & Style Company. The slopestyle contest will once again take place in the ‘Boarders Playground’ in Westendorf.

SHRED DOWN AUSTRIAN MASTERS are and will remain an intergenerational sporting event, by snowboarders for snowboarders! Young emerging talents, like Werni Stock or Lisa Filzmoser back in the days, took advantage of the Masters as a springboard. Rookies became Pros and Pros became Legends. So it will once again come to a real showdown when the best riders male and female will fight on two consecutive weekends for the Austrian Freestyle Snowboarding crown. In cooperation with Germany, our German friends have the opportunity to obtain their national title at the SDAM.

Simon Pircher. Photo: David Weinseisen

The launch will take place from 26th to 28th March 2016 with the Big Air and the Halfpipe event in the K-Park in Kühtai. One week later, from 4th to 6th March 2016, the Slopestyle finals are on in the Boarders Playground in Westendorf. The usual relaxed atmosphere drives the riders again and again to peak performances!

Like every year, in addition to prize money and high-value prizes, there are wildcards for top events to win as well as important World Cup points!

Legendary are the parties on both weekends. The organizers are always keen on quality and ensure every year a terrific season highlight. Everything is prepared, we are on it and we wish you a successful year 2016!

Josef Ramsbacher. Photo: Davis Weinseisen

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